anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis

In this post, you are going to learn what anaphylaxis means, anaphylaxis shock, reaction, symptoms and treatment What is anaphylaxis (anaphylactic reaction) ? Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening response on exposure to a specific chemical, food or animal. These chemicals food or animals that causes anaphylaxis are called allergens. In the classic form of anaphylaxis, the …

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balanced diet

Balanced diet

What is balanced diet A balanced diet is one which provides us with the right nutritional needs while still being within the recommended daily calorie intake. We require certain amount of energy (calories) and nutrients to remain healthy. Balanced diet chart Fruits and vegetables Carbohydrates Proteins Fats Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables a important …

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autoimmune disease list

Autoimmune disease

List of autoimmune diseases Multiple sclerosis Alopecia areata Antisynthetase syndrome Myocarditis Autoimmune hepatitis Type 1 diabetes Lupus nephritis Vitiligo Psoriasis Celiac disease Inflammatory bowel disease Rheumatoid arthritis

Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

This post discusses a case study on a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. A study carried out in the US showed that, on the average, it could take up to 5 years, or visit to as many as 5 to 10 different doctors, before an autoimmune disease [AID], lupus inclusive, could be properly diagnosed. Below …

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pneumonia

Pneumonia

When we were kids, Pneumonia was taken to mean “cold in the lungs.” The Igbos would say “oyi bara ya ahu,” which directly translates as “cold has entered his body/chest.” Thus during a cold weather, if you were running around playing without covering yourself up with a sweatshirt, your Moma will come yelling ” I …

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sepsis

Sepsis

What is sepsis? The simple definition of sepsis is that it is an extreme and life threatening response to an infection by the body. It is a medical emergency that requires urgent medical attention. Sepsis with Pneumonia and other infections Sepsis can start as a variety of infection like pneumonia, urinary tract infection or appendicitis. Septic …

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fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables

Benefits of fruits and vegetables They are various benefits of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables a promoted worldwide by different health agencies as health. It is often recommended as part of a healthy eating plan and balanced diet.  They are a great source of vitamins and minerals and provide the body with phytochemicals which …

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antibiotics

Antibiotics: side effects, types plus 15 tips

Antibiotics definition By definition, antibiotics are medicines that kill or slow down the growth of bacteria. Types of antibiotics Penicillin’s Macrolides Cephalosporins Tetracyclines Quinolones Aminoglycosides Clindamycin Sulphonamides and trimethoprim Metronidazole and tinidazole Nitrofurantoin Rifampicin and rifabutin Side effects of antibiotics The exact side affects you may experience depends on the type of antibiotics that you …

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