Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergy Sufferers. Millions of people around the world suffer from seasonal allergies. These allergies often present themselves as sneezing, coughing, congestion, etc. Many people use the more informal term ‘hay fever’ to describe these allergies. The medical term used to describe these allergic reactions is seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Tinnitus Diagnosis

Tinnitus Diagnosis

If you experience problems with your hearing, such as ringing or buzzing sounds, you should speak to your doctor about a tinnitus diagnosis; especially if the noise is causing you ongoing distress and discomfort, or is accompanied by pain, hearing loss, vertigo or a combination of all of these.

Tinnitus Symptoms

Tinnitus Symptoms. What Are They?

Tinnitus is a more common disorder that many realize. It is estimated that approximately 30% of people will experience tinnitus to some degree and some point in their lives.

Tinnitus – Ringing In Ears

Tinnitus

Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is a more common disorder that many realize. It is reported in both children right through to adulthood. Reports suggest that about 30% of people worldwide will experience tinnitus symptoms at some point in their lives. It is known to be more common in people who have underlying ear problems or hearing loss but is also found among people with normal hearing.

GERD (Acid Reflux) Treatment

GERD Treatment

If you suffer from GERD symptoms regularly you should consult your doctor immediately.

Forms of GERD Treatment

GERD Treatment will vary much depending on the severity and frequency of your GERD symptoms. It is a chronic disorder and the goal in treating it is to manage the symptoms as effectively as possible by managing acid levels in the stomach and reducing acid reflux.

GERD (Acid Reflux) Diagnosis

GERD Diagnosis

Your primary medical practitioner will be able to provide a GERD diagnosis based on your description of the symptoms. He/she may suggest additional tests to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, to determine the degree of damage, or to decide the best course of treatment. Your doctor may also refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and observation depending on the severity of your symptoms.

GERD (Acid Reflux) Symptoms

GERD (Acid Reflux) Symptoms

Symptoms of GERD (acid reflux) are caused by stomach acid entering and irritating lower esophagus through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) when it does not close completely or opens too frequently. Acid reflux appears to be most common in men over the age of fifty. Healthline reports that there is a correlation between the increase in western-world obesity and increasing reports of individuals complaining about acid reflux symptoms. The increase of symptoms in children is of particular concern to health professionals.

GERD (Acid Reflux)

GERD (Acid Reflux)

Acid reflux, also known as heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects up to sixty percent of the western adult population annually. Healthline.com approximate that seven million people in the United States alone experience some symptoms of acid reflux at any given time. Approximately one percent of acid reflux sufferers also have what is known as Barrett’s esophagus. This is more common in Caucasian males who are fifty years old and over.

Insomnia Treatment

If you suspect that you are suffering from Insomnia you may be able to make improvements by adjusting your sleeping routine. However, if there is no improvement after adjusting your sleeping habits, you should speak to your general medical practitioner, especially if symptoms have persisted for longer than four weeks. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.