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Loss of Memory, Impaired Thinking

Dementia and Associated Alzeimer’s Disease Dementia is a state of mind characterized by a gradual but progressive loss of memory, thinking capability and judgment. The reasoning power of the affected individual gets affected. he may be disoriented. All these contribute to problems in his day to day life. There are many causes why a person […]

Choking After Heavy Alcohol Intake

Choking After Heavy Alcohol Intake The alcohol has a property of depressing the nerves in the throat and airway. This numbing effect on throat leads to a reduction in protective ‘gag reflex‘. Problem With Absence of Gag Reflex Gag reflex normally protects the food or fluid from entering into our airway. But its absence may […]

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease This disorder is characterized by shaking that is constant at rest and improves when the person reaches out for something. Parkinson’s disease is often accompanied by slowness of movement, muscle rigidity and abnormal gait. Loss of balance may also occur in this disease. Tremors along with loss of balance and abnormal walking pattern […]

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is a brain disorder involving loss of specific brain functions, due to a thiamine deficiency. The syndrome is actually a spectrum. Korsakoff´s typically develops as the Wernicke’s subsides.  Wernicke’s Encephalopathy Wernicke’s encephalopathy involves damage to multiple nerves in both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous […]

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections Women who have had three UTIs are likely to continue having them. Four out of five such women get another within 18 months of the last UTI. Many women have them even more often. Treating Recurrence of UTI Women who have frequent recurrences (three or more a year) should ask her […]

Painful Urination

Painful Urination Pain on urination is a fairly common problem. It usually results from an infection somewhere in the urinary tract.  Causes Common causes of painful urination are-  Urinary tract infection (UTI) (commonest cause)  Urethritis caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia (through sexual intercourse)  Prostatitis (especially in recurrent infections) Interstitial cystitis    Contact dermatitis (extremely rare […]

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)

Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) Acute high fever normally points towards some kind of infection, be it viral or bacterial. Next, one looks for the possible site of infection. Symptoms given by the patient hint towards it. If sore throat is present, an involvement of upper respiratory tract especially pharynx is suspected. Common bacterial infection of […]

Semen Allergy

Semen Allergy Semen Allergy may technically be called Human Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity. As with any substance, it’s possible to be allergic to seminal fluid. It is estimated that five percent of women are allergic to semen. The symptoms of semen allergy can either be a localized or systemic reactions. The localized reactions, can be an […]

Catfish Stings

Catfish Stings Catfish stings are common when the fish is handled or kicked. Certain catfish species produce venom in glands at the base of the dorsal spine, but most do not. Catfish venom causes local pain, redness and swelling. Of more concern is the wound caused by the spine and the likelihood of infection. Catfish […]

Side Effects of Marijuana Use

Side Effects of Marijuana Use Marijuana consumption brings about some hormonal changes. These may sometimes leads to acne formation. Marijuana first raises then lowers testosterone levels. Skin reacts to unnatural hormone fluctuations, leading to acne. Marijuana can have far-reaching effects on the reproductive systems of both males and females. Effects on Males Decreased masculinity- Use […]