Tag: infectious 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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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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How to overcome constipation and maintain a healthy bowel movement?

A constipation is a frequently occurring bowel disorder with no apparent cause, which may be due to several factors simultaneously. Also known as constipation, constipation is characterized by partial or complete blockage of the bowel, resulting in straining to defecate, low frequency of defecation, hard stools, or apparently incomplete defecation. The...

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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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