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Parrot beaks: relieving discomfort

Parrot beaks can cause pain and loss of quality of life. The risk increases with age. However, it is possible to relieve the discomfort. Parrot beaks are the popular name for a degenerative disease called osteophytosis. They are small bony protrusions (osteophytes) that result from abnormal growth of bone tissue around a joint. These protrusions...

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Asthma: causes, symptoms and main treatments According to the World Health Organization (WHO) asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world, and even the most common in pediatric age. Worldwide, 235 million people suffer from asthma and in Portugal alone, more than 600,000 people have this disease. About 80% of asthma patients also...

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What is lupus and how is it treated?

O Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease, autoimmune in nature, that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and several other organs. The cause of lupus is an inadequate reaction of the immune system, whose antibodies produced, instead of fighting the disease, will attack the cells of the body’s...

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What is atherosclerosis: symptoms and treatment

A Atherosclerosis is a chronic degenerative cardiovascular disease, which damages the arteries due to the accumulation of lipids (cholesterol and other fatty elements) in their walls, triggering an inflammatory process. It is a disease with a high prevalence in the population and is largely related to less healthy behaviors and lifestyles in our...

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