Insomnia Test

Insomnia Test and Diagnosis

Before seeking a diagnosis from a professional medical practitioner, you can ask yourself a series of questions, effectively conducting your own insomnia test. Ask yourself the following:

  • How long does it take me to go to sleep?
  • Do I wake up in the middle of the night and find it hard to go back to sleep?
  • Do I wake up earlier in the morning than I want to?
  • Am I overly tired during the day?
  • Am I fatigued?
  • Do I have less energy than usual?
  • Am I forgetful?
  • Have I developed fluctuations in my mood?
  • Do I give myself the opportunity to get six to eight hours sleep every night?
  • Do I go to sleep in a comfortable, quiet, dark environment where I’m normally able to sleep fine?

Insomnia Symptoms

Insomnia Symptoms – What Are they?

It is believed that most people experience insomnia at some point in their lives. Often, insomnia is a symptom of a more serious issue. Therefore, it is important to recognize insomnia symptoms if and when they occur. If you experience any of the following symptoms regularly chances are you have insomnia.

  • Finding it hard to fall asleep
  • Waking up during the night regularly
  • Waking up during the night and not being able to go back to sleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Feeling tired when you wake up in the morning
  • Drowsiness and fatigue during the day
  • Irritability, mood fluctuations, stress, anxiety
  • Depression
  • Finding it hard to concentrate and focus
  • Finding it hard to remember
  • Increased errors and accidents

Sleep Deprivation (Insomnia)

Sleep Deprivation Sufferers

It is believed that most people experience insomnia at some point in their lives. The Sleep Health Foundations reports that approximately 1 in 3 people suffer from some form of sleep deprivation (insomnia). They estimate that at any given time about 10% of people in the western world suffer from this problem.

However, sleepeducation.org claim that numbers may be even higher. They say that about 30% of adults experience brief symptoms, whereas 10% experience chronic symptoms.

The elderly have a higher risk of experiencing sleep deprivation (insomnia). Women are twice as likely to have it than men. Those with irregular routines, such as shift workers or those regularly traveling for business, are also at greater risk.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment

The type of sleep apnea treatment prescribed by your sleep specialist will very much depend on the severity of your diagnosis. Treatment can range from changes in lifestyle choices (the use of alcohol, recreational drugs, cigarettes, sedatives, etc.) to the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device and in the most serious cases, surgery.

Sleep Apnea Test

Initial Sleep Apnea Test

When you alert your doctor he/she may conduct a series of sleep apnea tests. However, your doctor’s initial diagnosis will likely be based on family medical history, physical examination, and sleep study results. Your general practitioner will be able to evaluate the severity of the symptoms and recommend treatment or refer you to a sleep specialist depending on symptom severity.

It may be worth checking to see if there are other sleep apnea sufferers in the family. Remember, many people are unaware of the symptoms and their sleep apnea is left undiagnosed.

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

What Are Sleep Apnea Symptoms?

“Apnea” is derived from the Greek word “apnous” which literally translates as “breathless.”  Therefore, it stands to reason that symptoms may involve breathing difficulties.  That being said, symptoms of sleep apnea (sometimes spelled apnoea) are many and varied. This post will discuss the most common symptoms.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) can often be distinguished by their respective symptoms. However, given that these are two forms of the same sleeping disorder, they also share a number of symptoms. This may present a challenge when diagnosing a patient suffering from sleep apnea.

Since it is possible for a person to suffer from both OSA and CSA, it is not unusual for someone to display symptoms characteristic of both forms of the disorder.

Apnea (Apnoea)

The Apnea Epidemic

Many sufferers of apnea (sometimes spelled apnoea) will tell you what a nightmare it is, but many others don’t even realize they have it. Often, apnea is first noticed by a family member rather than the sufferer themselves.

Sleep apnea occurs widely in adults and children worldwide. Sleepdex.org estimates that eighteen million people in the United States alone are affected.

What is Apnea?

“Apnea” is derived from the Greek word “apnous” which literally translates as “breathless”. Apnea is a sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing while a person sleeps.

Lyme disease

mosquito lyme disease

Lyme disease is an inflectional illness with an endemic character, which is caused by certain microbe – Borrelia Burgdorferi. The disease is widespread in specific regions and the main sources of the infection are mice and other rodents, wild and domestic animals and some birds. The transmitters of the disease are mites of the genus Ixodes, as the infection occurs through the bite and rarely in the conjunctiva of the eyes when stroking the mite. The Lyme disease has seasonal character and usually occurs during the summer months in the period of increased activity of the ticks.

The incubation (latent) period of the Lyme disease is between 2 and 35 days, and average of 10 days.

Malaria Symptoms

malaria

The incubation period of malaria parasitism averages about 10 to 30 days. The shorter periods are observed most frequently with P. falciparum and the longer ones with P. malariae. Antimalarial drugs taken for prophylaxis by travelers can delay the appearance of malaria symptoms by weeks or months, long after the traveler has left the malaria-endemic area. (This can happen particularly with P. vivax and P. ovale, both of which can produce dormant liver stage parasites; the liver stages may reactivate and cause disease months after the infected mosquito bite.)

The clinical disease begins with flu-like symptoms – malaise, weakness, anorexia, fever. A typical attack begins with the affected feeling cold lasting up to two hours, followed by a rise in body temperature to above 38 degrees, accompanied by headache, pain in joints and muscles. Sometimes fever may occur lasting for 4 to 6 hours. It follows with a sharp drop in temperature and profuse sweating. Depending on the type of malaria attack, the cycle can repeat every 48 hours.

Malaria Disease

Malaria

Malaria disease is a mosquito-borne infectious disease characterized by fever, relapsing fever, anemia and hepatosplenomegaly. Malaria is one of the most widespread tropical parasitic diseases in the world. The spread is endemic in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Central and South America. It is caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium – Plasmodium vivax – causes malaria tertiana (three-day malaria); Plasmodium ovale – causes malaria ovale (three-day malaria); Plasmodium falciparum – causes tropical malaria; Plasmodium malariae – causes malaria malariae – a four-day malaria.

Crohn’s disease symptoms

Crohn's disease symptoms

The most common Crohn’s disease symptoms are abdominal pain, localized mainly around the navel, pain during bowel movements, diarrhea, sometimes with blood in the stool, lack of appetite and weight loss.

Other symptoms of the Crohn’s disease are also changes in the skin around the anus (ulcers, fistulas, etc., possibly with natichane secretion), fever (high body temperature), general weakness, in children lagging behind in growth and sexual maturation.

If your doctor suspects that you have Crohn’s disease, he will examine in detail about your complaints and will do a full review, looking for symptoms of the disease. Could you make some of these tests, such as blood tests, possibly to show an increased number of white blood cells and other signs of inflammation and / or anemia (low red blood cells – red blood cells). These are possible signs of the disease.

Vasculitis symptoms

Vasculitis symptoms

Vasculitis symptoms vary in different types of vasculitis. Some of the complaints were common to the whole group, but others are specific to the type of affected blood vessels, the severity of the damage and the type of diseased organs:
Nodosa polyarteritis – fever with chills, weight loss, weakness, constant fatigue, general weakness and malaise, headache, abdominal pain, muscle pain, high blood blood pressure, shortness of breath, skin rash with nodular, painful growths on the skin, polyneuropathy with reduced sensitivity of the skin of the extremities, numbness and tingling, symptoms of central nervous system such as stroke
Hypersensitivity vasculitis – skin rash with raised, groping to purple spots on the skin, especially in the lower limbs, fever, joint pain
Giant cell arteritis – fever, sore jaw after chewing, loss of appetite, vision problems, headache, general weakness and malaise, constant fatigue, joint pain

Trichinella diagnosis

trichinella diagnosis

The disease has a characteristic clinical picture. For the diagnosis of trichinosis crucial data about the consumption of pork, usually there are other infected – from family or mutual customers. Always patient complaints associated with food and this slows down the diagnostic process.
 
The discovery in laboratory tests – usually with a pronounced increase in eosinophilic blood cells points to the presence of parasites. Another telling sign is the significant increase in enzymes, marking muscular lesion as creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, aminotransferase (ASAT, ALAT). Detection of trichinosis is carried serological most often through radioiminologichen analysis, ELISA and other methods. Fecal sample makes sense to explore in the first 48 hours after consumption. Muscle biopsy has a high diagnostic value, but to such invasive tests rarely enough. It is important to study consumed meat wherein the encapsulated visualized parasites.

Rubella

Rubella

Rubella (also known as German Measles) is an acute infectious disease caused by a virus that is characterized by mild fever, rash and swollen and painful lymph nodes and prone to serious damage to the fetus during pregnancy. Rubella disease is airborne (respiratory infection). In children, most cases are mild and resemble a mild form of measles. But in adolescents and adults rubella can occur much more severe. The most characteristic feature of the disease is marked swelling (increase) and tenderness of the affected lymph nodes. Infectious diseases Rubella is caused by a virus (rubella virus), which belongs to the genus Togavirusi.

Rubella is airborne infection, ie transmission of the virus becomes airborne. The virus is absorbed (or breathe) in contact with microscopic droplets and splashes separated from the nose, mouth and throat of an infected person sneezing and coughing. More rarely, the virus is spread by direct contact with secretions released by the patient. Contagious are as sick and healthy infection carriers. Important for development virus are mild forms of the disease.

Seborrhea disease

Seborrhea disease

The seborrhea disease is general condition of the body that is manifested by abnormal excretion of sebum secretion (impaired lipid metabolism) from the skin. Lipid secretion is altered chemical composition and quantity. The reasons for the occurrence of this condition are not fully understood. It is that important for this are:
– mental condition
– hormonal imbalance (thyroid, gonads)
– disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and the like.

Seborrheic areas on the head and body are those that are rich in fat and sweat glands and hair. These are :
– face – nose, forehead, chin, cheeks;
– the scalp;
– breast;
– back – in the area between the two blades;
– underarms;
– skin in the groin.

The skin of people with seborrhea is prone to develop skin diseases. On seborrheic skin form:
– during puberty – acne, milia and acne
– after puberty can develop diseases such as seborrheic eczema, rosacea, alopecia
– in Elderly – warts, rhinophyma, and other diseases.

Vasculitis treatment

Vasculitis treatment

Schemes for vasculitis treatment vary, but in general the treatment of vasculitis is aimed at reducing inflammation of the blood vessel wall and restoring and improving the function of the affected organs. Inflammation of the vessel wall was treated with potent anti-inflammatory agents such as corticosteroids (eg. Prednisone), often in combination with drugs that suppress the activity of the immune system (such as cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, azathioprine, methotrexate, etc., Are produced under various trade naimeovaniya). Sometimes high doses preparations containing antibodies (gamma globulin) or methods that derive a special machine harmful autoantibodies by the patient’s blood (method called plasmapheresis).
Additional medications and therapies used to treat organ damage and their consequences (eg. Antibiotic for the treatment of inflammatory complications of the lungs, drugs for lowering high blood pressure due to renal impairment, hemodialysis in end-stage renal impairment and chronic renal failure, etc).

Bacterial Meningitis Symptoms

Bacterial Meningitis Symptoms

Meningitis diseases can be quite varied and are determined by the source of infection. Bacterial meningitis is caused by bacteria infecting the meninges of the brain or spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis in adults has an annual incidence of 4 to 6 cases per 100 000 population, with the most common being Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis representing more than 80% of all cases.

The common symptoms of the bacterial meningitis are driven by irritation of the meninges and peripheral nerves. Bacterial meningitis symptoms can be headache, vomiting and irritation from light. Such symptoms are typical for all the types of meningitis, as the bacterial one has also strong fever, neck stiffness and altered consciousness. Regarded as the most dangerous and harmful of meningitis diseases, fast diagnosis and treatment is crucial. It is usually considered that every minute of a bacterial meningitis infection is important and a fast diagnosis ensures a higher chance of a fully cured patient.

Vasculitis disease

Vasculitis disease

Vasculitis is the name for a whole group of relatively rare diseases that are characterized by inflammation of blood vessels. The totality of all blood vessels in the body to form the vascular system. Blood vessels are generally divided into arteries that deliver to tissues and organs of blood rich in oxygen and veins that carry back to the lungs impoverished oxygen blood from the tissues. The word vasculitis comes from the Latin vasculum (blood vessel) and the suffix ‘IT’ meaning inflammation. Vasculitis is synonymous with the term angiitis. When inflammation affects the arterial vessels, the condition is also called arteritis, and when they are affected veins – venulit.

Vasculitis disease causes inflammation and damage to the wall of each of the relevant blood vessels. Inflammation can be transient (acute) or be available for a long period of time (chronic). The inflammatory process can vary in severity. In cases expressed the damage to the blood vessel wall violates supply of organs with blood, which deprives them of oxygen and nutrients. This can cause serious damage to tissues and organs, especially when affected are vessels of vital organs like the brain, lungs, kidneys and others. Each of the diseases in the group of vasculitis characterized by features resulting from the type of affected blood vessels manner and severity of damage to the vessels, the type and number of organs involved and specific abnormal results from laboratory tests.

Meningitis Disease

Woman meningitis

Meningitis disease is the inflammation of the meninges of the brain or spinal cord. Meningitis is regarded by researchers as one of the most dangerous of diseases, effecting organs and causing serious complications. Following strictly the meningitis symptoms will help you to diagnose the disease and to take urgent actions in treatment, as the hospitalization in such diseases in mandatory. In the largest part of the cases the meningitis is caused by an infectious agent or bacteria. The classification of the disease is important to describe the meningitis symptoms. So according to the source of the infection, the meningitis is divided into – Viral, Bacterial, Tubercular, Fungal or Parasitic. According to the type of inflammation, the disease has the following types – Suppurative, Serous, Fibrinous meningitis.

Crohn’s disease

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease associated with the onset of ulcerative changes in the alimentary canal. Crohn’s disease can affect any portion thereof, starting from the mouth and reaches the anus, often particularly striking the Ileum (part of the small intestine located generally in the lower right area of the abdomen). Usually occurs between the ages of 15 and 40 years.

The inflammatory process in Crohn’s disease affects both the surface and deeper-lying layers of the wall most of the small intestine, thereby forming ulcerative changes. In a particularly strong inflammatory thrusts of the disease it is possible to disrupt the integrity of the intestinal wall and to form a channel (fistula) between adjacent intestinal loops between the small intestine and the other, adjacent organs (e.g., bladder) or skin.

The cause for occurrence of the disease has not yet been known. It is assumed that at its base is a viral or bacterial infection that leads to dysfunction of the immune system continued to exist after eliminating the infectious agent.

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