Tag: autoimmune diseases

Pneumonia: how to prevent it

Pneumonia is a lung infection, which can be mild or potentially serious. It is the leading cause of death among infectious diseases, and its severity can range from mild to severe, even fatal. The most frequent victims of pneumonia are children, the chronically ill and the elderly, as low immunity in children and aging are considered primary risk...

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Insomnia – what to do to alleviate this problem

There are two types of insomnia depending on their cause. Chronic primary insomnia and insomnia resulting from poor sleep hygiene, depression or a generalized anxiety disorder. Primary insomnia can be defined as dyssomnia characterized by difficulty initiating and/or maintaining sleep and/or not having sufficiently restful sleep, with changes in...

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How to identify a stomach ulcer?

Stomach ulcer: what is it? A stomach ulcer Or gastric ulcer is a type of peptic ulcer. A peptic ulcer is a kind of wound that appears on the mucosa, which is the inner layer of the upper digestive tract. This ulcer can be located in the first part of the small intestine, being called a duodenal ulcer, or in the stomach, a condition we will discuss...

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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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everything you need to know about this infection

O measles Measles is a viral infection, characterized by red patches on the skin, fever, cough, conjunctivitis and runny nose. It is usually a mild disease, but in some cases it can be severe and even fatal. Since the measles vaccine is included in the National Vaccination Plan (PNV), the disease is currently less frequent in Portugal, although...

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Cervicalgia: how to treat this problem?

Cervicalgia: all you need to know Cervicalgia can be characterized by an abnormality of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, nerves) or the bony structures of the cervical spine. It is estimated that this problem affects about 29% of men and 40% of women. However, this disease is less common than low back pain, for example. Although neck pain...

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