COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that in most cases is mild/moderate in severity. Pregnant women who get COVID-19 are typically at no further increased risk compared to non-pregnant women; however, in some cases, certain factors do increase the risk of hospital admission. Irrespective, there is little evidence of danger to the developing child, though the
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Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the silent killer because in the majority of cases, there are very few or no symptoms during the initial stages of disease. Symptoms may appear when there is organ damage or the pressure has reached a very high level, of around 180/110 mm of Hg. Some of
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Restenosis or recurrent lumen narrowing is a major complication of open and percutaneous arterial reconstruction methods, which leads to restricted blood flow and subsequent failure of vascular procedures. This is considered one of the most exasperating problems of modern cardiovascular medicine. In contrast to a myriad of hurdles solved by the pioneers of both open
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While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are medications that can prevent or slow down progression of the disease, as well as improving some symptoms of the condition. Alzheimer's disease progresses slowly, with initial symptoms presenting as memory problems and confusion, for example, and then progressing to complete disorientation and failure to recognize
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Crohn’s disease is essentially a disease that leads to severe inflammation of the lining of the digestive system. Which part of the digestive system does Crohn’s affect? The inflammation may affect any part of the digestive system, beginning from the mouth to the anus. However, the most affected area is the last section of the
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There are four types of diabetes insipidus including: Central or cranial diabetes insipidus, also called neurogenic diabetes insipidus Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus Dipsogenic diabetes insipidus due to malfunction of the thirst mechanism Gestational diabetes insipidus which occurs during pregnancy Central or cranial diabetes insipidus This occurs if there is a low level of vasopressin or antidiuretic
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Gastroparesis is characterized by delayed gastric emptying with no mechanical obstruction of the stomach. The common manifestations of this long term condition include nausea, vomiting, and early feeling of fullness into the meal, early satiety, bloating and abdominal pain. However, many patients may also show no symptoms of the condition until the disease is fairly
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Rosacea can't be cure, but can be controlled. Using your medications faithfully can give you much clearer skin and actually help keep the symptoms from coming back. Your provider will recommend treatment designed for you. In most cases this will include an oral antibiotic and/or a topical antibiotic (applied directly to your skin). Most people
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Leukaemia or blood cancer is the cancer of the white blood cells. In acute leukemia the condition progresses rapidly unlike in chronic leukemia. Leukemia is divided into four major types:- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) Chronic lymphoblastic leukemia (CLL) This article focuses on the Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
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Calcitonin is a hormone protein that lowers the concentration of blood calcium when it has risen to an above normal level. In humans and other mammals, calcitonin is secreted by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland while in fish, birds and reptiles it is secreted by the ultimobranchial gland. Pharmacological actions The main actions
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