Prostatitis: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Prostatitis is a painful condition characterized by swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland.  It causes pain in the groin area and brings about many other types of abnormalities which depend on the type of inflammation. Types of Prostatitis Acute bacterial prostatitis: Caused by bacterial infection of the prostate gland. Fever, chills are common Chronic bacterial prostatitis: The infection lingers for more 3 months or more. Initially symptoms may not be present. Chronic prostatitis without infection: bacterial infection is not there but the symptoms can recur even after healing. It’s…

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Pneumonia: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Overview of pneumonia Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Antibiotics have reduced the fatalities associated from pneumonia many fold. Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, about one-third of people who developed pneumonia died from the infection. There has been a steep decline in the number of deaths due to pneumonia since 1940, when penicillin became widely available. In the later years, the decline was increasing annually probably due to the increased coverage of medical services across the population. There was…

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Panic disorder: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

  Panicking means reacting vehemently like yelling and crying on experiencing a sudden intense fear due to a seemingly dangerous situation. It becomes a disorder when it strikes you more frequently without any plausible reason. Symptoms of panic disorder The symptoms are completely different from normal anxiety or fear. If you are suffering from panic disorder, you can experience it anytime, even at your home, in office or while hanging out with friends. The typical symptoms are: Sensing that you are going to die or death is near Extreme nervousness,…

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Vaginal discharge: Symptoms, causes, risk factors and treatment

Vaginal discharge is a very common biological phenomenon experienced by all women. It is quite normal to pass fluids from the vagina, especially during the menstrual cycle. If this a completely normal discharge, why is it the topic of discussion here? Well, at times this vaginal discharge can be a sign of something wrong or a matter of worry. Let us learn more about abnormal discharge causes and learn to differentiate it from the normal discharge. Normal Vaginal Discharge The vagina has an acidic pH that prevents growth of organisms.…

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Amoxicillin: Uses, side effects, dosage

Pronunciation Uses of this medication How to use this medication What you need to discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication Side effects and when to consult your health expert Dosage and Missed Dose Storage General information     Brand names available: Novamox, Ranoxyl, Mokcan   Pronunciation      —-    am OKS i sil in   Uses of this medication: Amoxicillin is a antibiotic belongs to penicillin group. Amoxicillin is used to treat bacterial infections such as ear infections, bladder infection, gonorrhea, dental abscesses, otitis media. Bronchitis. Amoxicillin is…

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Muscle pain: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Muscle pain is nothing unusual; everybody has experienced it at some point or other. The pain could range from mild to severe, depending on the underlying cause. If the pain is continuous and is interfering with your day to day activities, then you must see a doctor. Symptoms associated with muscle pain The medical terminology of muscle pain is myalgia. The pain could be mild or excruciating and can occur in any part of your body. There could be considerable swelling and soreness in and around the muscle. Muscle pain…

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Headaches: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Throbbing or pulsating pain in your head? It is one of the most debilitating conditions to suffer from. We commonly call this condition as a headache. One can suffer from headache due to an underlying condition or stress. It is better to know more about headaches to help understand the condition better. Let us have a look at headaches know more about this painful condition. What are Headaches? Headache is the pain that occurs in the head or neck region. It is one of the most common pains experienced by…

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Types of mastectomy: Simple, Radical, Skin-sparing mastectomy

The surgical removal of breast as a part of breast cancer treatment is called mastectomy. This medical procedure is not only carried out to treat breast cancer, but also other conditions. These include gynecomastia, that is, growth of breast in men. In this article, we shall learn more about mastectomy and its implications. Types of Mastectomy As we have already understood, the surgical removal of whole breast is called as mastectomy. It is usually carried out on high-risk cancer patients. In some people, bilateral mastectomy is carried out, that is,…

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Multiple sclerosis: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. It is an autoimmune disease that is common in women more than men. This debilitating disease tends to affect the protective covering, that is, myelin sheath covering the nerves. Thus, affecting the nerve synapses. This damage is irreversible and causes many debilitating effects in the affected person. Let us know more about this incurable condition from the following paragraphs. What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? Multiple sclerosis is a condition where fatty myelin sheath is destroyed by body’s own…

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