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Alkaptonuria – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alkaptonuria – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alkaptonuria is known for its genetic origin. In essence, it is an inherited disease. It develops when the body can no longer produce a sufficient amount of the enzyme, homogentisic dioxygenase (HGD). Homogentisic dioxygenase is responsible for the breaking down of homogentisic acid. Homogensic acid is a toxic acid. A lack of homogentisic dioxygenase will, […]

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Aldolase Test – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Aldolase Test – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What is aldolase? The body converts glucose obtained from the food we eat into energy. Glucose is a form of sugar. Different steps are involved in the process and one notable enzyme in one of the steps is aldolase. Aldolase is everywhere in the body but is much more abundant in two places – the […]

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Airway Obstruction; What causes it? – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Airway Obstruction; What causes it? – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Airway obstruction – overview: The airway consists of a complex system linked by tubes. They sequentially carry air from the nose into the mouth and then into the lungs. An airway obstruction is a health state caused by a blockage in any segment of the airway. The obstruction can be partial, complete, minor or life-threatening. […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium – The health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium – The health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) has been found to be the most serious alcohol withdrawal type. AWD can cause a sudden, yet a severe problem in your nervous system including your brain. Not less than 50 percent of those afflicted with alcohol addiction will eventually experience symptoms of withdrawal if they suddenly stop drinking. Out of […]

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Alcohol Addiction Support Groups – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol Addiction Support Groups – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol addiction support: If you are undergoing treatment for alcoholism, you will most times need additional help outside the hospital. You need extra support to help you overcome your addiction. It is not only you that need this help, your family and close friends need it in order to help you gain full recovery. That […]

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Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: What are the differences?

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse: What are the differences?

Alcoholism can affect people in various ways. You can enjoy a glass of wine moderately with food in social settings and go without having any problem. Moderate drink means having one or fewer drinks a day and two or fewer drinks a day for women and men respectively. This is a submission from the Centers […]

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Agoraphobia with Panic Attacks – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Agoraphobia with Panic Attacks – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Agoraphobia with panic attacks (Introduction): A panic attack is associated with a baseless sudden fear. It simply does not have a specific cause. When a panic attack develops, the heart races faster than it should and leaves the chest with some real pain. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder. It can occur on its own and […]

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Air Embolism – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Air Embolism – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What is air embolism? An air embolism otherwise referred to as gas embolism can be defined as a state in an artery or vein characterized by the presence of air bubbles. The air bubble can be one, two or even more. If the bubble is in a vein, it will be described as a venous […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) can only be developed by alcohol addicts. If you are a casual drinker, this isn’t for you but you might need this knowledge to help some other person who is an alcohol addict. And if you are deeply in love with alcohol that you can’t go a day without it, this […]

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Alcohol Overdose – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol Overdose – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Many people who drink alcohol do so because of its relaxing effect. Aside from that, drinking is another social experience that can be healthy. It will cease to be healthy if it is consumed in large amounts. When it is actually ‘overused’ and over ‘present’ in the body, it becomes what is called alcohol overdose. […]

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Alcohol Addiction – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol Addiction – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol addiction, that is, alcoholism, as real as it is, is a universal disease. As a universal disease, anyone can become an alcohol addict. You are said to be an alcohol addict if you cannot stay a day without drinking it. You are an alcohol addict if you rely greatly on alcohol to feel better. […]

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Alcohol-Related Neurologic Disease – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol-Related Neurologic Disease – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol-related neurologic disease is an outcome of too much consumption of alcohol.  This outcome can come in different forms. That is what alcohol-related neurologic disease is. Alcohol is a beverage that anyone can drink any time even in social gatherings. Although alcohol in itself is not poisonous to the body, it can become poisonous when […]

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Agranulocytosis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Agranulocytosis – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What is agranulocytosis? Agranulocytosis is a condition where the bone marrow cannot produce in enough quantity, a specific type of white blood cells called neutrophils. They are the largest type of white blood cells in the body. Neutrophils are important elements of the immune system that are involved in fighting infections in the body. In […]

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Aicardi Syndrome – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Aicardi Syndrome – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What is aicardi syndrome? Aicardi syndrome is simply a genetic disorder whose occurrence is not that common. Aicardi syndrome interrupts with the development of what is called the corpus callosum in the brain. Corpus callosum is the structure that brings the two sides of the brain together. By interrupting with the formation of the corpus […]

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Albinism – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Albinism – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

What is albinism? Albinism is a set of genetic disorders that affect the skin, hair, or eyes. These body parts lack the usual coloration. It doesn’t readily come by. Because the eyes are one of the parts affected in albinism, visual problems will typically be a part of it. The National Organization for Albinism and […]

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Alcohol-Related Liver Disease – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol-Related Liver Disease – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Alcohol-related liver disease, abbreviated as ARLD is consequent upon a liver that has been damaged. Your liver cannot on itself become damaged. Something must be responsible for it. One vital factor that can bring about a damaged liver is alcohol consumption in excess especially if it has become a habit. When the liver tissues are […]

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Aggressive Behavior – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Aggressive Behavior – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Aggressive behavior often results from physical and emotional harm to other people. This abuse could be a verbal or physical abuse. Aggressive behavior always goes against social boundaries – break relationships, destroy property etc. It is common to be occasionally aggressive even when a situation is right.  When you have recurring bouts of aggressive behaviors, […]

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Adult Speech Impairment – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adult Speech Impairment – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adult speech impairment is simply difficulty experienced in the course of communicating vocally. Adults and children alike can be affected. If you have a speech impairment, it might be that you stutter when you talk. It might also be another case where you have to talk very slowly or very fast or even in a […]

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Agoraphobia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Agoraphobia – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Agoraphobia is one of the many anxiety disorders that people suffer from. It makes people stay away from places or even situations that have the capacity to make them feel: helpless trapped embarrassed panicked scared If you have agoraphobia, for instance, you will experience panic attack symptoms i.e. nausea, tachycardia (tachycardia means increased heartbeat) when […]

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Adult ADHD – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

Adult ADHD – The Health Encyclopedia – MBBCH

It is not only children that can suffer from ADHD; adults can equally suffer from this condition. Theirs is referred to as adult ADHD and you are about to read everything about it now. So, just keep reading! In kids with hyperactivity, you can find them bouncing off and on of a piece of furniture, […]

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